Zynah.me
Share
FacebookTwitter

15 Historical Places In Egypt That Are Worth Visiting

Author Mariam Youssef
Time 1/27/24, 6:00 PM
15 Historical Places In Egypt That Are Worth Visiting
Like
0
Joy
0
Angry
0
Love
1
Sad
0
Wow
0

Egypt has an abundance of historical sites where you can discover more about its traditions. Ancient Egypt has fascinated tourists from all around the world for many years.

 

The prospect of well-preserved ruins, ancient stories and legends, and a feeling of mystery draws a lot of visitors. Some of us may have already visited a few or some historical places in Egypt, but certainly not all of them. (If you have, then you should be proud of yourself!)

 

Thus, this post is for you if you're an adventurous traveler looking for a tour to get to know more about the country and experience something different. These are a few of Egypt's most interesting, worth-visiting historical places.

 

No Luck Finding Your Other Half? Here's How To Set Up A Proper Online Dating Profile!

 

Cairo

 

Mohamed Ali Mosque

 

The Egyptian sultan constructed the Citadel of Saladin, which houses the mosque, with the intention of defending the city against Crusade assaults. Located on the top of Mount Muqatam and visible from any point in Old Cairo, this mosque was the biggest constructed during the early part of the 1800s. making it one of the most important sites from ancient Egypt.

 

Khan El Khalili

 

Khan El Khalili is a historic commercial district that is a genuine maze with numerous streets and tents filled with amazing merchandise. It's excellent for gift-giving and shopping, too. A little bit of everything is available there, including textiles, apparel, handicrafts, decorations, teas, and spices. You have plenty of time to explore the area! We propose dedicating a minimum of one full afternoon to the huge market.

 

“Hala Khassa” Discusses Autism And Work: Overcoming Challenges And Proving Oneself

 

Cairo Tower

 

One of Egypt's most well-known and contemporary landmarks is the Cairo Tower. Once you've visited all the major ancient Egyptian monuments, visiting the Cairo Tower is a terrific opportunity to see the modern city from above. You can see the entire city from the observation deck, which is accessible from all directions. From here, you'll have a great view of the Citadel, Sakkara, the Giza Pyramids, and much more. You can see more clearly and farther when you add a telescope.

 

The Monastery of St. Simon the Tanner 

 

The Monastery of St. Simon is situated behind "Mansheiyet Nasser." A wide area carved into the mountain's core welcomes all visitors. Entering through the main gate, you are surrounded by vibrant sculptures and carvings made by a Polish artist named Mario who gave his life to this monastery. Discover a 10,000-seat amphitheater and a library with copies from the third century via ancient, hand-dug caves filled with paintings, rugs, and antique furniture. 

 

Bayt Al Suhaymi

 

Among the best-preserved homes in Cairo is Bayt Al Suhaymi, which faces Al-Muizz Street, a minor street that runs parallel to the major road in the old Islamic area of Cairo. It is a single house, but rather than being a little palace with the feel of a miniature Alhambra, it is a three-story, stone palace. The courtyard, which is essentially a quadrangular garden with a fountain in the center, is an oasis in the middle of the city despite the absence of any water features.

 

Do You Know How Powerful Body Language Is? This Guide Will Explain It All to You!

 

Hanging Church

 

The Hanging Church, also known as the Church of the Virgin Mary, is located in the center of Old Cairo. Its name comes from the notion that its cathedral is suspended above a passageway. The church appears to be floating in midair because of its unusual placement, an effect that would have been considerably more striking when it was first constructed and the ground level was a couple of meters lower than where it stands now.

 

Giza

 

 

The Grand Egyptian Museum

 

Near the Pyramids on the Giza Plateau, just outside of Cairo, is where you'll find the Grand Egyptian Museum. When it is completed, it will not only be Egypt's new gem, but also one of the biggest, most renowned, and contemporary museums in the entire world. Furthermore, the Grand Egyptian Museum is located only two kilometers away from the Pyramids. You will find it much easier to travel between the two, so try to plan visiting both on the same day.

 

Pyramids of Giza

 

They naturally had to be on our list of essentials since they are the nation's most well-known landmark. One of Egypt's most famous historical sites, the Giza Pyramids, located only 15 kilometers from Cairo.

 

Alexandria

 

 

Library of Alexandria

 

Constructed beneath the ruins of the Serapeum, the Alexandrian library is a maze of passageways and storerooms below ground. It is believed that some of the collection from the Great Library of Alexandria was preserved. You can explore these underground rooms and see the wall niches where the texts were preserved because it is one of the historical sites in Egypt.

We have an entire article dedicated to amazing historical places you can visit in Alexandria, so make sure you check it out here.

 

Aswan

 

 

Cruising The Nile

 

Without the vast and legendary river that flows through the nation, what would it be like? A Nile cruise is unquestionably one of the must-do activities when visiting Aswan. It doesn't take much imagination to see yourself enjoying gorgeous sunsets on your porch as the call to prayer wafts from the local mosques, providing the ideal background music.

 

Luxor

 

 

Hot Air Ballooning

 

This hot air balloon ride offers the best viewpoint to see the sun rise above Luxor: the sky. When the sun breaks over the desert and its historic temples, a driver will get you up from your accommodation and drive you to the launch place, where you will spend an hour touring.

 

Nuweiba

 

 

Colored Canyon

 

Located on the Sinai Peninsula, this 800-meter canyon is a stunning natural wonder that is a component of a bigger mountain range. The reddish-brown rock formations are the result of the Red Sea waves that eroded these limestone and sandstone mountains millions of years ago.

 

Oases

 

Siwa Oasis

 

Though Siwa's chilly and hot natural springs are well known, its striking azure salt lake receives less attention. Siwa is home to a number of salt lakes, which are so salted that they are used as a natural remedy for sinus issues and skin conditions. Unfortunately, the Siwans are unable to fish in these lakes since they are truly too salty for any marine life to survive.

 

Dakhla Oasis

 

Few people are aware that an abandoned but preserved Islamic town from the Ayyubid era, which belongs to the eleventh or twelfth century, lies on the edges of the Dakhla Oasis in the west Egyptian desert. However, it is thought to have been constructed over the remains of a significantly older Roman camp. Even now, some of the mosques, madrassas, abandoned covered streets, and buildings with Quranic calligraphy are still standing and welcome guests. 

Like
0
Joy
0
Angry
0
Love
1
Sad
0
Wow
0
Hi beautiful, heard of Fustany's beauty shop ZYNAH? An online shop with 1000+ local beauty products ❤️ Click here to Visit ZYNAH >>

Suggestions

Author

Mariam Youssef

Mariam Youssef

Growing up, I've always wanted to become so many things: a fashion designer, painter, singer, actress, and anything that revolves around art. It wasn't until I watched "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" t...

Share Article PintrestFacebookTwitter

Receive the latest from Fustany & get on our list!

Fustany.com

Fustany.com is a fashion & lifestyle portal for Arab women (from Egypt, Saudi to US) to inspire them to live a life full of creativity.

ZynahFenunFustany TVInstagramFacebookPinterestTwitterYouTube

Fustany.com All Rights Reserved.